Africa: Nigeria’s newest airline Ibom Air receives 5th CRJ within 2 years of aviation operations

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Nigerian carrier Ibom Air has increased its fleet in the aviation sector with the acquisition of its 5th aircraft, a Bombardier CRJ900, the second of the two additional aircraft purchased in December 2019.

According to a statement by the airline, the aircraft, with registration number 5N-BXO, arrived Lagos from Calgary, Canada at 00.05 am local time, Saturday morning, 01 August, 2020.

It said: “With the arrival of this aircraft, our modern and efficient fleet grows to five aircraft and Ibom Air continues to operate the youngest fleet amongst Nigeria’s airlines. This fleet strategy is in line with our vision to be a world-class African regional airline.”

“A key benefit of Ibom Air’s very modern fleet of Bombardier CRJ 900 aircraft is that they all come factory-fitted with High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters. HEPA filters are high-intensity filters that do not just filter dust, but effectively capture greater than 99.97% of the airborne microbes in cabin air, including microscopic particles such as bacteria and viruses. Cabin air in HEPA equipped aircraft generally pass through the filters every 2-3 minutes, removing contaminants and greatly enhancing the quality of air in the cabin.”

“Ibom Air thanks the Hon. Minister of Aviation, the Federal Ministry of Aviation, the NCAA, FAAN, NAMA and the Akwa Ibom State Government, for their consistent support. We also thank our highly valued customers for your continued loyalty and assure you that Ibom Air is now better prepared than ever, to continue to deliver the trademark services you have come to rely on us for: schedule reliability, on-time departures and excellent service!”

“As our destination footprint expands, we look forward to welcoming more and more passengers on board our flights.”

The carrier which operates from its hub in Uyo Akwa Ibom State, took delivery of the airline’s fourth Bombardier CRJ 900 aircraft on only last month in Lagos. The aircraft arrived Lagos from Calgary, Canada at 10:48 pm local time.

Ibom has continued to expand its route network in the aviation sector as it increases it fleet. The airline recently commenced flight operations to the paradise city of Calabar, the first of its kind.

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